Beautiful Five Bean Stew

This is the patron recipe of working single mothers and students working to put themselves through college. It is simple, healthful, cheap.

Sweet Herb Stew

Typically when improvising I play with a lot of hot flavours. I love Chinese and Indian cooking and draw liberally from their spice palette. But the other day I felt like making something not spicy. Go figure. Cuisine wise, I generalize more when I’m thinking about European cooking. For instance, I think of the herbs…

Chicken and Dumplings (gluten-free and traditional)

This is one of the most ridiculously simple and comforting foods in the world.  I learned to make chicken and dumplings from a copy of The New England Cookbook  by Brooke Dojny which my friend Katherine gave me as a gift many years ago.  Katherine has taught me about all things good, comforting and delicious…

Comforting Greek Vegetable Stew

Do you like cooking for other people? Personally it’s one of my main motivations for cooking creative food, making it nourishing and preparing food in general. This week we finally started doing something at work that we’d all been intending for ages: cooking a staff lunch to share. I made a goal to start after…

Groundnut and Greens Palaver with Black-Eyes

It’s the first day of autumn here on the west coast, and it’s raining, it’s cold, and I’m sick & busy. I froze some of this soup last spring during a more leisurely spell, and ingesting it is improving the quality of my life manifold. This stew is hot, rich, spicy, and packed with everything…